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're going to talk markets, the economy and much, much more. stay tuned for that and a lot more. >>> welcome back. now to the markets. it's going to be a big weekend ahead. joining us, lou brian. lou, place your betts. more likely up or down for the dow this week? well, you know what? i tend to look technically at the s&p instead of the dow. >> how about the s&p? it's a broader market index, even better. >> all right. i think that the interesting thing is that where the s&p held last week, this 1540 is a mark that held in march and early april and, again, last week, we went just a little below it. also in play around that level is the 50-day moving average which held the market a couple of times. if you're looking to get long on a tray, that's not a bed level because you kind of know where you're wrong when it goes underneath that. i think the interesting thing with the stock market is that it's really the only market right now that's playing along with the fed's qe brochure. don't fight the fed. buy on fed accommodation. the crude oil, the gold, copper, various commodities are lower since t
worried about china especially about the economy after the lower than expected growth numbers that we saw this week. and he addressed that. he was talking a bit about the concerns about rising debt levels and he played those down. he played down the weaker growth. >> i don't think people should panic about chinese economy will continue to grow at the sustainable level. the government's target could be fulfilled without much difficulty and we aim at the quality of the growth. i don't think achieving 7, 7.5% is a big deal for china. i don't think so. >> the fund invests heavily in resources. i couldn't help myself from asking him specifically about gold. he believes the sudden drop in gold is general instability in the global economy. he hopes it comes back at some point soon. >> thank you very much. we were watching that and that's the perfect segue. we've been watching what's happening and it's important to see what the chinese think about this and no better person than cic chairman. we'll talk about gold and what's been happening not only with gold but also oil prices after yesterday slu
? >> my instinct tells me that the answer is no, that in economic terms i think the market, the economy at large will move beyond this relatively quickly. but at the same time, there may be some lingering impact in terms of investor sentiment. the sell-off clearly that occurred on friday and then again on monday, in my opinion, was a reassessment of the pace of global growth. important to point out that most of the weakness yesterday was already in the market before the bombings took place. but clearly, there is an impact on investor sentiment, a reminder that it's a dangerous world. and so you may see a little bit less of a risk appetite going forward. in economic terms, i think we'll move beyond it fairly quickly. >> yeah. john, i guess you would ask, at this point, you wouldn't think that consumers would change behavior based on this. it could potentially aveng -- i don't know, whatever group you want to talk about, jonathan, restaurants or any type of tourists activities. nothing to expect at this point, do you think? >> if you said to me are consumers going to be spending time watc
, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple. that's the one that's up in the air. nobody knows exactly what's going to happen. if you can beat on these companies, then we're going to be more impressed. >> apple generates a lot of attention and feedback. if i put out on twitter, will apple meet, beat or miss, some people will say it will meet, some will say it will miss and others will stay you stink, sullivan. >> but you will get responses by putting apple out there. >> anything you say on apple, and i'm an apple lifelong user, and i referenced a couple weeks ago that i was going to buy a windows 8 machine because it w
result. also what i liked is some of the bright spots that we see in an otherwise challenged economy. namely, the recovery of housing, particularly in our big housing states of california and florida. this has put an underpinning under consumer confidence and we see the preassumption of home construction, the energy situation in texas is very strong, lead to go an increase in pickup truck sales for us of plus 18%. we also had significant acquisitions in the quarter. in both phoenix and dallas, revenue run rate of 250 million, which when combined with last quarter is now over 800 million of acquisitions within the last six months and is, finally, and last but not leaf least, we've branded 0% of the company now under the flag of auto nation and the branded markets, even though we walked away from some names that were 80 years old, improved share right out of the box. >> that's what i was thinking, you know, wayne has been trying to get you to do that for a while and you finally listen to him and then you get the best quarter ever. >> yeah, you know, i should always listen to wayne soon
. an educational mecca, health care mecca. we're an innovation economy mecca. and this may have made us a likely target for what happened at the boston marathon on monday. >> thank you very much for joining us. he is with boston globe, which has been putting out a lot of the information we have been following since monday. >> dow looks like it would open up 22 points. s&p up 8 points. nasdaq by 22 points. and a business story of notes and breaking news. dell's special committee is confirming it has received a notice from blackstone group. sit withdrawing from the bidding process. blackstone will not submit a definitive proposal to buy the company. they submitted an indication of interest for 25eu billion offer in march. a letter saying that it "found a significant number of issues that surfaced since we submitted our letter of proposal on march 22nd." specifically i should note an unprecedented 14% market decline, the steepest drop in history. they are now saying is inconsistent with management's own projections for growth. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come i
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